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Andinel

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« on: <06-12-11/0552:29> »
I've been using my iPad to help me run some games, and since I'm going to be running Shadowrun again soon, I was wondering if anyone knew of any useful apps. One thing that would be really helpful would be something that keeps track of initiative and damage for everyone, so I don't have to worry too much about reordering everyone once wound penalties get in the mix.

Thanks!
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wylie

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« Reply #1 on: <06-12-11/1009:39> »
I cannot remember the name, but i know of one app for DND that is used to track initiative & such.

or maybe it Pathfinder.

you can use it to keep order, hold action, and rearrange initiative order as needed.

tracking damage & such,  Idon't know.

I'll try to get the name of the app from the guy today and post it for you. if you find a SR app, more power to you

gunrunner

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« Reply #2 on: <06-12-11/1237:03> »
Sadly, there is a real lack of SR-related apps... I found one in the appstore that looked to do such things, but the ratings were very low for it. Bad enough that I didn't want to make the $5 investment to check it out.

James McMurray

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« Reply #3 on: <06-12-11/1424:56> »
I've got several online tools here. No iPad apps, but they're basic html so they shouldn't have any problems running in the default iPad browser despite its limitations compared to a PC. Included are:

  • NPC Generator: personalities only. I use it when random people are needed and their stats are immaterial.
  • Lifestyle generator: for creating random lifestyles
  • Random car chase generator: for when a car chase happens and needs terrain
  • Quick reference: lots of charts and tables from the books, plus an innitiative tracker. We ignore the rule about changing initiatives from wound penalties, so it doesn't resort itself during a turn, but I've been meaning to add that functionality in since we've also had times when new combatants enter a fight.
  • A threat database that includes NPCs from our group's game as well as a bunch that people have submitted.
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James McMurray

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« Reply #4 on: <06-12-11/1447:29> »
I just added a sort function to the initiative tracker. If you need more than that to use it, lemme know.
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gunrunner

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« Reply #5 on: <06-13-11/0948:16> »
James, I just bookmarked your site. Thanks for making all these tools available!

James McMurray

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« Reply #6 on: <06-13-11/1032:54> »
NP. If you find a bug or have any improvements to suggest, shoot me an email or PM. :)
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« Reply #7 on: <06-13-11/1651:35> »
the app is called initative assitant, I think the guy said.

anything about initative should get you into the ballpark

Andinel

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« Reply #8 on: <06-13-11/1751:41> »
I found a bunch of apps for tracking d20-style initiative, but none that do IP. I was using an excel spreadsheet to keep track of this stuff before, but it tends to be kind of clunky and not work all that well.
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« Reply #9 on: <06-22-11/2300:06> »
Once I'm back in the swing of things, I may work on writting some mobile apps for shadowrun.  Programming is one of my many hobbies I can exploit for a better gaming experience  :D